Early this month, I had the opportunity to visit Pixar’s campus in Emeryville, California. While there, I viewed approximately 30 minutes from the studio’s upcoming film, Coco, and learned how the film was made directly from director Lee Unkrich, co-director Adrian Molina, and the rest of the creative team. One of the most fascinating points that I discovered during my two days there was that there is at least one shot in the film that features 7 million lights – the teams working on the film spent years dreaming it up and the results are incredibly breathtaking. Read about the process to bring this magical shot to life after the break! [Read more…]
Have you ever wanted the chance to attend behind-the-scenes talks on how Pixar films come to life? Do you want to re-watch classic Pixar films on the big screen? Then, get this – Disney Cruise has themed four of its cruises so that they are taken over by Pixar’s films, characters, artwork, and employees. Pixar co-founder John Lasseter and other employees from the animation studio will give presentations taking guests closer than ever to their creative process. After the break, you can find the complete schedule.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, recently produced a series of videos entitled “Production Design in the 21st Century,” where they spoke to production designers within the film industry. Harley Jessup, who is the production designer for the upcoming Cars 2, sat down to talk about his career leading up to joining Pixar for Monsters, Inc. and goes on to share some thoughts on how the animation industry works. Click here to view the full video. [Read more…]